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Exploring Ruins

Idabel, Oklahoma
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Exploring Ruins

So we will be arriving from our cruise ship at 9 am at Cozumel & we leave at 4 pm.

We will be there in early March.

We decided on seeing the Ruins at San Gerviso ( sp?).

If we decide not to book with excursion on cruise, is it easy enought to get a cab to take us to ruins?

And will we be able to catch a cab back from the ruins easily or do we need to ask the cab to stay?

I'm sure we will want to explore at our own pace.

We want to be able to head to the ruins as early as possible, so we can hit a close by beach & souviners before have to be on the ship by 4 pm.

We are fully aware that if we get stuck or something happens somewhere that the ship will leave us.

Does our plan sound doable, with our time limitations?

Also how much estimate would it be for a cab?

We have never ridden in one.

Idabel, Oklahoma
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1. Re: Exploring Ruins

Oh & we are aware they are smaller than the mainland ruins.

I have history degree, so anything old intrigues me ;)

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It doesn't take long to see the ruins 2 hours at the very most and that's probably stretching it. You can easyily find a cab upon leaving your ship and I would have the taxi wait for you at the ruins although I have seen a couple there -I think they were waiting for their riders to see the ruins. After that have the taxi drop you at Playa Azul or Club Cozumel Caribe. Then you can take a taxi to town to shop. Taxis are generally all over the place...except the east side.

Idabel, Oklahoma
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Thank you for the reply!

That's what I thought! The excursion would take 3 1/2 to 4 hours, & that just seemed like a time zapper with what little time we have at Cozumel.

Are the ruins far from where the cruise ships are?

Would it cost to much to have a cab wait?

We are very excited!

It's my first trip out of USA

Colo Spgs
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4. Re: Exploring Ruins

Then I must intrigue you!

Look at the following beaches as well

http://www.paradise-beach-cozumel.com/

http://www.playamiacozumel.com/

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San Gervasio has some pretty interesting history, lots of it centered around Ixchel, a fertility goddess. If you hire one of the guides you won't regret it. We did and were very impressed with their knowledge. They train in Mexico City in order to be guides and it's no small feat to complete the program. Worth every penny - just remember to take sunscreen. I baked there last April!

Idabel, Oklahoma
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How would we go about hiring a guide?

Def bringing sunscreen :)

Idabel, Oklahoma
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Lol! I just got the intrigue post! Lol!

Sorry I'm slow girl lol ...

But we will def take a look at the beaches mentioned :)

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The mosquitoes are fierce at the ruins, and it will be hot- take bug spray and water. Guides are available for hire at the entrance to the ruins.

Idabel, Oklahoma
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Sunscreen

Water

Repellant

Check ;)

Guide at site

Beaches nearby

Check ;)

Thank you all so much!

I'm now addicted to TripAdvisor lol

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What time does San Gervasio open?